Having a beautiful house doesn’t mean going broke on the road. There are very professional and very cheap tricks. Here are a few that our stylists have used to show that with very little, you can achieve a lot.
From table to wall: hang the plates and mugs
Sometimes, the most unexpected objects become part of the artistic collective of your home. We have seen it many times, and it definitely works. Try any handcrafted ceramic plate or mugs, the classics of the Charterhouse, and the brass ones. Or you can even add humour by getting plates and mugs with funny messages from gag gifts shops. If your budget is a little more generous, we love Fornasetti’s romantic faces dishes.
The visual effect of mirrors
If your house is not very generous in square meters, or the distribution makes you feel trapped in some rooms, then you have two options. Either make a reform or generate a visual effect of amplitude with mirrors. As low-cost ideas are the subject around which this post revolves, we encourage you to place a mirror in that small space in your home, to give it much more depth.
Books are not just for reading
You have read all the possible books, and they have ended up in a bookshelf to continue there without pain or glory. On the other hand, you have that table book that is so beautiful on the living room table. But what you hadn’t considered was using all these books to decorate your house in a different way. Stack them next to your bed for a nightstand, or just to create a decorative corner. If you don’t have the height, place them horizontally on top of each other on any flat surface like shelves or end tables.
Yes to wicker
It can change your home’s mood and has a wide catalog of pieces such as baskets, side tables, or chairs. We are talking about wicker, the low-cost material that lifts up any corner of your interior or exterior home.
It usually scares us for fear of missing the mark. What is certain is that when we mix two prints in full color, the results can be surprising. Try rugs, sofa upholstery, and cushions. Don’t be afraid to experiment with ideas that come naturally in your head!
Make your own art
Here the possibilities are endless. You don’t have to be a potential artist to create your own prints. A simple conceptual monochrome panel can give the arty touch that you want so much for your home.
An old trunk can transform your living room into a much more bohemian and vintage corner as a central table. In the bedroom, an antique table can revolutionize the concept of a nightstand. Antique lovers, it’s time to unleash your imagination and reinterpret the functionality of furniture to reuse it.
Integrate elements of nature
Very effective for centerpieces or small details on the shelves. Best of all, you can vary the composition according to the year’s season: opt for pineapples and dried flowers for fall to winter and leave the shells and all the marine elements for summer.